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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-02-2017, 10:59 PM
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Posted By matt750
Thank you for the responses. Bike&Dennis, I...

Thank you for the responses. Bike&Dennis, I updated my info. Sorry about that. If you're interested in the seat, feel free to send me a message
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-29-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By matt750
These pliers work AWESOME for working brake...

These pliers work AWESOME for working brake pistons. The new 'vice grip' style ones are junk in my opinion, seen em fail a bunch of ways. I picked these up a few years ago and love them. You can...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-29-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By matt750
Need help identifying this seat and its value

I picked this GL1200 seat up a couple years ago with the idea in mind to modify it to fit my GL1100. I never got around to it, and have different plans for a seat on my GL1200 that I have now.

I...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-29-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
The OE rear shock has two springs, not stacked. ...

The OE rear shock has two springs, not stacked. One is inside the other.

I'm not rebuilding with progressive springs as of now, as great as they may be... maybe next season. I'm just rebuilding...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
Thank you, great info about the progressives! ...

Thank you, great info about the progressives!

OE has 2 internal springs with air assist

I never thought about adding a seat pad, I don't have much cushioning myself lol, so I may look into...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
It was actually a direct fit. The pack cost $6...

It was actually a direct fit. The pack cost $6 at Advance Auto

I dunno why the pictures are turning sideways, they're right side up on my desktop
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
Awesome, thank you.

Awesome, thank you.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
That's what I figured after going back down to...

That's what I figured after going back down to the garage. I cut the tops off of 2 empty cans of brake cleaner and they are now soaking in thinner overnight
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
Success at the local auto parts store! They will...

Success at the local auto parts store! They will have to be drilled out, as the member does in the thread I linked, but they should work.

And a pic for anyone searching in the future, this may...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
Well I kind of answered my own question regarding...

Well I kind of answered my own question regarding the bump stop in here: https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/394579-gl1100-rear-shock-rebuild.html (missed this thread the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   08-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By matt750
Problem with OEM shock rebuild, question about progressives

Bike: 1985 GL1200 Interstate

I got my new seals in the mail today, so I started the rebuild process after work and this is what I found. I'm guessing its from the incorrect type of fluid...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By matt750
Sounds good to me, heck anything besides undoing...

Sounds good to me, heck anything besides undoing everything I've done sounds good lol

I'll try the seafoam through four tanks of fuel and report back to this thread with some results when they...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By matt750
The air pressure was not moving the crank at all,...

The air pressure was not moving the crank at all, while it was hissing air I peeked over and looked at the timing mark and it was staying put.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By matt750
No audible sound from the crankcase breathers...

No audible sound from the crankcase breathers either, so I would assume the rings are in good condition.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By matt750
I had the timing inspection cap off and lined up...

I had the timing inspection cap off and lined up at T-1. I know it was the correct stroke because the first time around, as soon as I put air into the cylinder, like 5 lbs, it began blowing out the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-07-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By matt750
Leaking Intake Valve - Leakdown Test

I just got everything back together, all fresh orings and gaskets on coolant system, oil change, carb clean, timing belts and pulleys, checked and reset valves. I had to adjust about half of them,...
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   03-03-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By matt750
I'm using 3/4" heim joints, front and rear, to...

I'm using 3/4" heim joints, front and rear, to mount the car. The front has an offset and 90' elbow to help with the toe of the car when turning. I had to build a 4-2-1 exhaust in order to make...
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   03-03-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By matt750
Haha the original multifunction tool

Haha the original multifunction tool
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   03-03-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By matt750
New Guy v2.0

Sorry I hijacked my own thread last night... it was a bad day lol. So here goes, this time no personal hijacking.

Hey everyone, my name is Matt and I'm in Cincinnati, OH. I've had my 83 GL1100...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
I got it figured out... thank you for moving it...

I got it figured out... thank you for moving it to the correct place. It was really one of the dumbest mistakes I have ever made working on bikes.

Once I get the garage cleaned up a bit I'm...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
Final conclusion: I guess I dropped the...

Final conclusion:

I guess I dropped the right side pivot bolt at some point and dinged it because it wasn't sliding into the bearing race. Which I should have checked before I ruined a bearing...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
And the idiot of the day award goes toooo........

And the idiot of the day award goes toooo..... me.

I didn't let the right side bolt bottom out on the frame. It was pushing on the bearing. So painfully obvious now that I 'see' it. The...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
Would it be better to pose this question over in...

Would it be better to pose this question over in the tech area? I jut started typing away without thinking. I don't want to double post now though lol
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
Thank you! I am in serious need of some help...

Thank you! I am in serious need of some help right now. (sorry to finally make an intro and post up in this moment of crisis... I have been lurking and researching since I joined lol)

I am...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-02-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By matt750
Newbie needs help with 83 GL1100

Hey everyone, my name is Matt and I'm in Cincinnati, OH. I've had my 83 GL1100 for 4-5 years now. She's on the bench right now for new timing belts, carb clean and sync, valve adjustments, wheel,...
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